Exhibition: Artefacts (Re)connecting … Can you sense them?

Exhibition: Artefacts (Re)connecting … Can you sense them?

Coordinated by Sarafadeen Bello

Artefacts (Re)connecting … Can you sense them? is an exhibition coordinated by Sarafadeen Bello to conclude his residency at G.A.S. Lagos. The mixed media Installation is a visual summary of the experiences and work created by Bello during this period. It questions the state of our archives, the assumed neutrality of the digital, as well as the impacts of 'digital restitution' on the ongoing process of restitution as a whole. Through the work, he interrogates notions around who these digital replicas belong to, who they are relevant for, and what it means more broadly in terms of access.

The installation invites visitors to consider the philosophy of Pan-Africanism and what it means to be Pan-African today with a hope to encourage the public to question and share what they feel and think should become of the returned artefacts.




Private View and Presentation

4th December 2022
1pm - 5pm


5th - 6th December
10am - 4pm


Location: G.A.S. Lagos, Oniru.



Sarafadeen Bello is a Design Architect and creative based in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in Architecture and was a participant in the Young Critics programme in Lagos, Nigeria in 2017. He was shortlisted for the Ken Saro Wiwa Book Review Prize at the Lagos Book and Arts Festival in 2019 and placed second in the “How can we obey the law against war” essay competition in 2020.

Sarafadeen participated in the Remote Research Residency Memory and Memoricide of Land – Reimagining Alternative Model of Museums cooperated by Co.iki (Japan), and supported by KOFICE (South Korea) in 2021 as part of Project The Great Museum. His works and artistic medium of expression are through text, essays, research, design and installations. His areas of interest operate within the overlapping boundaries of architecture, urban design, theatre, culture, and inclusion as well as the intersection of art and public realm participation.

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